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Pot lights #173394
01/08/08 11:03 PM
01/08/08 11:03 PM
Cinner  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 78
Kelowna, B.C., Canada
A friend hooked up 6 pot light in a basement on one circuit. They are rated for 60 W each but he put in 100 w lamps temporarily. The problem is, the last 2 lights on the circuit are cycling on and off. Any idea what might cause this? Do pot light have a type of relinkable fuse?

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Re: Pot lights [Re: Cinner] #173395
01/08/08 11:09 PM
01/08/08 11:09 PM
Sandro  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 444
Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
thermal device built into the pots. always read the label and don't exceed lamp rating.

Re: Pot lights [Re: Sandro] #173396
01/08/08 11:22 PM
01/08/08 11:22 PM
frenchelectrican  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 939
Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
thermal switch and also read the label on the can and type of the trim and also the type of bulb it will make the diffrence there as well.


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Re: Pot lights [Re: frenchelectrican] #173406
01/09/08 11:50 AM
01/09/08 11:50 AM
JValdes  Offline
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 301
South Carolina
I thought metal halide was for growing pot......LOL

Re: Pot lights [Re: frenchelectrican] #173407
01/09/08 11:53 AM
01/09/08 11:53 AM
Zapped  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 482
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Try switching to the proper wattage. The listing is there for a reason, and so is the thermo cut off. Fire is a bad thing!

Also, try a par-type reflector lamp. I've found that they tend to reflect the heat downward along with the light. Although this may not be scientifically correct, it seems to work.

If they still cycle, try a dimmer or CFL lamps.

Good Luck!

Re: Pot lights [Re: Zapped] #173422
01/09/08 04:17 PM
01/09/08 04:17 PM
electech  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 113
Northern Il
JValdes, it is but you also need high pressure sodium or some warm light fluorescents if you want good light spectrum. Metal Halide is on the blue end. I would think the flashing lights would be, like, far out man...


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